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on obama care. the co players in the now law don't want it for themselves. and regulation nation. democratic senator manchin confronts his own party leader for the war on coal. the west virginia leader how he is planning to fight the new head of the environmental protection agency. >> and behind memphis bombing bow- toy business. you will want to meet mo. america's news headquarters starts right now. hello, everybody. we begin with what has everyone talking this woke week. a global warning from the state department. two dozen consulates will be closed tomorrow because of a massive terrorist threat. some are questions about the timing and how the administration is handling this. molly is joining us live. >> president obama we are learning was briefed on the potential al-qaeda terrorist threat and there is two prongs of how the obama administration is handling the terror attack. warning all americans about international travel spectacularly in the midoast and north africa. and two embassies and consulates will close as a precaution. tomorrow is also president obama's birthday and t
thwarted over the last ten years under president bush and under president obama where our intelligence community has saved lives and kept people out of harm's way. there's been a few misses like boston or benghazi where things we should have known or should have done, we made huge mistakes in benghazi when it came to protecting our ambassador and the consulate. but in the grand scheme of things with regard to the things we've been able to do in the intelligence world in stopping threats, it's been very successful. >> so you brought up benghazi. do you think that's why we're so proactive in getting this resolves right now? they could afear to be soft targets to al qaeda operatives. >> i hope it's part of the reason. like i said before, this threat is much more specific than anything we had going into benghazi. benghazi, we should have known because it was the anniversary of 9/11 and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that an embassy in benghazi is the day that the bad guys like to take a pop shot at us. that was a no-brainer and we left our ambassador vulnerable in my opinion. t
president sali was overthrown with the support of the obama administration and saudi arabia, he wasn't removed and a stable new government put in place. yemen is a very fractured country. you have a tribe in the north, shia enclave in effect in a largely sunni area. you have the factions that existed at the time the president was overthrown. they're still competing with one another. and you have al qaeda. as you just noted, they still maintain a capacity to strike, at least against yemeni targets. probably are still growing in strength within the country. you have yemen following the path of somalia, following what looks to be the path of libya, what may be the path of syria, of nation states in the middle east and north africa simply coming apart. having national governments in name only. governments whose writ does not run beyond their capital city. that's a very bad piece of news, very bad development for the united states. because it means the terrorists, whether al qaeda or others, can shelter in these states of near anarchy. >> you just said that al qaeda there is growing. but
it matters here if nothing is done. >> uma: fleet awading word from president obama. if america launches an attack. we will largely go it alon, as the international community stands mostly silent. the white house says intel shows with high confidence bashar assad, a man they call a thug and murder gassed his own people including hundreds of children. hello, i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> uma: we begin with live coverage in latest development of the syrian crisis. a team of military experts and analysts, including colonel oliver north on how the mission may unfold. house foreign affairs member, iliana ross layton will join us for more on the debate whether the president needs the okay from congress before he moves ahead with the military strike. live reports on what is happening on the ground on syria from connor powell, molly henneberg. we have coverage and breaking news with conor powell. >> reporter: the u.n. inspectors left syria today wrapping up a four-day trip. they are investigating claims of a chemical wh
>>> fox alert. president obama announcing plans to move forward now with a military strike in syria. his speech punctuating a week of case-making from the administration. the president now calling for the congressional approval to retaliate against the assad regime for use of chemical weapons. welcome to news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. a short time ago the president saying that for diplomacy, the time for diplomacy is over. he will now seek authorization from congress to pursue military action. listen. >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. to not be an open didn't ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. i'm confident we can hold the assad regime responsible for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out. >> congressional correspondent mike emmanuel live from wall. mike? >> reporter: heather, after a lot of grumbling about lacking deta
, president obama holding an emergency meeting today with his national security team. it happened early this morning. on the disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria and while a u.s. military response is still anything but certain, there are already indications we may be prepared more than ever. to take steps if the president deems it necessary. we go live to washington for more on this. >> reporter: hi, greg. the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern mediterranean sea. according to defense officials. the white house says president obama wants to hear from a united nations team on the ground in syria investigating reports that a chemical weapons attack did happen earlier this week before the president makes a decision about how the u.s. will respond. in the meantime, the president has asked the pentagon to come up with strategic plans in case the u.s. decides to go forward with some type of military action in syria, possibly air strikes or missile attacks. the defense secretary chuck hagel, traveling in asia, told reporters yesterd
. we begin with a fox news alert out of our nation's capital where president obama has been holding a meeting that could have phonily major implication as he and his national security team discuss reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria. and at an investigation that could soon lead to some kind of u.s. military response. hello. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour of "america's news headquarters." >> i'm heather chillders. u.n. investigators arrive on the ground to try to get access to the scene of that horrific alleged chemical attack. and as we learn that the navy is actually pre-positioning some of its warships in preparation for the president's decision. it seems the debate over america's role in this crisis could be coming to a dramatic end. >> the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern mediterranean sea according to defense officials. defense secretary chuck hagel says the pentagon has a responsibility to prepare for whatever the president decides to do. he told reporters yesterday, quote, we are always having to prepare as
on obama care and whether it will lead to a government shutdown. >>> we begin with a fox news alert. syria has agreed to allow u.n. inspectors to visit the site of a reported chemical attack. the u.n. inspectors were already in syria to investigate reports of earlier poison gas strikes against civilians. until now the assad regime has denied the inspectors access to the site of wednesday's alleged attack outside damascus that killed hundreds. a senior white house official today says there is already very little doubt that poison gas was used. secretary of state chuck hagel saying the military is preparing for a range of potential options. >> president obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. and, again, we are prepared to exercise whatever option if he decides to employ one of those options. >> elizabeth joining us live from washington. elizabe elizabeth, we're hearing from the administration. what are they saying? >> yeah, we are hearing from them this weekend. one senior official says the administration is continuing to assess th
that the syrian government has used chemical weapons against civilians, president obama has asked the department of defense to prepare a variety of military options in response to the situation in syria. at least two senators are also calling for military action. elizabeth prann is following the latest on that. >> hi, shan n no. president obama and the international community has said the damage has been done. this as they agreed to allow inspectors to the outskirts of the city of damascus where the alleged chemical weapons were deployed. a senior u.s. official says it leads to a lack of credibility which begs the question what action if any will the president make? the officials say the president is waiting to make an informed decision about how to respond. some lawmakers say it is time to take action now. >> we have to act rather quickly. i think the horrific killings of people, murdering his own people and he has been doing it for awhile now, but obviously the gas that was used to kill his own people, i think we have to respond. rehave to respond in -- we have to respond in conjunction with o
between now and the end of august. president obama was briefed this morning on the latest threats. the president turns 52 tomorrow, and that's the same day that the state department closed 22 embassies and consulates from western africa to the middle east to bangladesh. the new york times reporting today the u.s. picked up increased chatter between senior al qaeda operatives about a potential attack, and the state department put out a global travel alert, warning all americans traveling abroad, especially northern africa and the middle east, and it says current information that al qaeda and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist terrorists attacks both in the u.s. and abroad. >> because it's so broad, i believe the intelligence is creditable and the threat is credible, but maybe not so specific. because it's so wide, it's all centered around the arabian peninsula, which is where they think the biggest problem will be right now. >> the intelligence committee said the threat stream leading to the closings and travel alert is quote, a sober reminder of al qaeda's determi
altogether. obama administration is going to make sure that you have to include people with preexisting conditions, that guaranteed a gigantic increases. it's going fall off the tracks and crash. >> neil: julie, didn't have to be a rocket scientist or dr. kildare to figure out guaranteeing coverage for preexisting conditions or having your kids on the policy until they are 80 or something like that was going to result in higher premiums. so why this shock, this response? >> first, and foremost, to look at this, premiums have been going up at the slowest rate in the past decade. that is one. two, if you live in new york and california, premiums are set to fall by 50% in new york city next year after obamacare goes into effect. >> neil: you honestly believe that? >> wake up. read the "new york times". [ laughter ] >> neil: okay. it's the "new york times." >> cut in half by next year? >> there is no data for that. that is a claim by the obama administration. >> no, it's not. >> they claimed they were going to go down between 2010 and 2012. >> new york has all the conditions that obamacare
obama has asked the defense department to prepare options for all contingencies. we have done that. again, we are prepared to exercise whatever option, if he decides to employ one of those options. >> now this morning iran is warning that a u.s. military attack would have, quote, serious consequences for the white house. with iran and russia in bashar assad's corner, does this conflict now pit tehran and moscow against us? u.s. ambassador john bolton joins us now as he does every time this sunday. ambassador, good morning. >> good morning, eric. glad to be with you. >> what should we do? >> well, the president, i think, is responding here because he has been so heavily criticized over the past x months after the last reports of serious chemical weapons usage by the assad regime for not responding. so i'm very much afraid now he feels he has to take some military action for his own political reasons. that makes it very hard to predict what he's going to do. but i think given that he has received so much criticism, that's why he'll respond. i think that's a mistake. i think it fails
obama, tell him we said hello. see you on "the five." ♪ ♪ >> uma: the i.r.s. mess, just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, news that one woman at the center of the scandal gets a promotion. and it comes as the agency gets blasted for now targeting small businesses. tea party attack. republican congressmen comes under fire for not promising to vote to keep obamacare at any cost. the problem is, he has voted against it a dozen times now. we will ask him what it feels like to go against many folks in his own party. a fabulous milestone for nasa. brand new pictures from the mars rover. one year after it lands on the red planet. those photos are simply amazing. all that and while the president's new nsa reform are coming under fire from both sides of the aisle. hello. i'm uma pemmaraju. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capitol starts right now. ♪ ♪ >> uma: we begin with the newscast with news of a developing story, information on that massive manhunt underway in idaho. this, after amber alerts across the west coast are raising new concerns for the safety
. the obama administration had ordered those closures a week ago after intelligence officials intercepted conversations suggesting possible terror attacks on the facilities and other u.s. interests. yemen, which is highlighted in red here, still remains closed. steve centanni with the very latest live from washington. this is really serious news this week, steve. what's the status? >> reporter: yeah. that's right, jamie. you know that embassy in yes, ma'ayemenis closed because it le heart of the latest terrorist threat. as if to prove the point, terrorists were able to blow up a natural gas facility and kill four soldiers in a port city today about 2 hun miles south of the capital where you see the u.s. embassy here remains closed. now, here at home, lawmakers say the president's understating the danger from al-qaeda after the latest threat forced 22 embassies and consulates to close last week. >> the action of closing these embassies shows they're able to mount threats everywhere in the middle east against the united states of america, and they are playing in ways that can -- that are go
stewart one night during the bush presidency and then come back and talk to me about obama. >> sensitivity training for all clowns. that's a wrap on "news watch." judy, jim, noah, alan and rick, thank you. >>> hello everyone. i'm greg jarrett, thanks for being with us and welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> i'm heather childers. we have breaking reports on incidents involving dozens of muslim brotherhood supporters dying in police custody. >> and firefighters pouring into central idaho right now to battle a wildfire threatening thousands of homes near a luxury ski resort. a live report on that growing inferno. >> and a stunning new development on the death of princess diana, why british police say they're examining the relevance and credibility on newly received information on the deaths of diana and her companion dodi. >>> new reaction now to the growing nsa scandal. they broke rules thousands of times. this after president obama repeatedly assured americans that the agency had not overstepped its bounds. now critics on both sides of the aisl
with obama care. >>> what happened to baseball? what drug scandals and some see as lax punishment is doing to america's pass time. all that and a story you might not believe. a california surfer who is living large thanks to food stamps funded by you. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live starts from the nation's capitol right now. >>> we begin with the very latest on hannah anderson, the california teen who went missing last week after the bodies of her mother and brother were discovered in a burning home. hannah was found alive and reportedly physically unharmed with her alleged kidnapper in the idaho wilderness. will carr is in cascade, idaho with the very latest on the case. hi, will. >> reporter: hi, shannon. i want to set the scene for you. i'm about five or six miles away from where hannah was rescued yesterday. throughout this entire process, authorities have said that it was their top priority to make sure that hannah could return home safe and sound. now, yesterday she was flown to boise, a hospital in boise which is about 70 miles from where we are now. she was bei
says president obama was briefed this morning on the al-qaeda terror threat and will continue to get updates throughout the weekend. the "new york times" reports today that the u.s. has picked up increased chatter between senior al-qaeda operatives indicating a terror attack could be carried in and out coming days. tomorrow is president obama's birthday and also the day the new president of iran should be sworn in. for those reasons, the timing could be significant. >> you always to have watch out when you are getting close to september 11th because that is big dated for them. it's also a factor, the period of ramadan, a religious holiday of great importance also plays into the desire to make a splash at this point. >> molly: on capitol hill peter king says there is very specific information there is a plot, but it's not clear where it is aimed. >> heather: at the same time the focus seems to be on yemen. >> molly: that is where al-qaeda and the arabian peninsula is based. yes the focus is on yemen and all of the arabian peninsula. plot could be planned there or carried out there. ac
of anger in egypt against the obama administration from both sides. what are they pushing for? >> i'm not surprised 20% is influenced by the brotherhood and islamists. they are angry against the administration because of the political side they had with washington. the bigger concern i have is for the 80% egyptians who consider that the united states endorse the brotherhood and let the brotherhood do what they have done. there could be work in cairo and united states to bring back the friendship that existed before. >> doug: it appears that the entire middle east is a powder keg. what is the tipping point? what is the flash point for broader war? >> the battle of egypt is it. wherever egypt goes, the rest goes. we put pressure on them. and saudi arabia said i will be funding the egyptian government. kuwait. and i am with the egyptian army now. this is a message to washington. be careful. when you side with the muslim brotherhood you could lose half the region. >> doug: a tough balancing act. thank you for your expertise. i appreciate it. good to see you, sir. new revelations leaked
president obama called the chemical weapons use in syria unacceptable and one that there will be consequences. since reports of that attack in syria near damascus, and in this video there are reports of hundreds of people, more than 300 killed and thousands more reportedly consulsing and gasping -- convulsing and gasping for air. allies are considering how to respond. this as the u.n team, syria says, will investigate. elizabeth program is live in -- elizabeth pramm is live in washington. >> they will agree to meet with u.n inspe damascus where the weapons were deployed. the obama administration says the damage has been done. a senior administration official says the regime's delay says they are intentionally delaying the inspection to hide the evidence of chemical weapons and not only is it too late to be credible, but much of the evidence has been corrupted which brings the question, what will, if any action, will the president make. the president is waiting to make an informed decision on how to respond. some law i can makers say the time is now. >> we can e
the obama administration is keeping americans informed on the potential terror threat, but is it disclosing too much information? that is what some in the intelligence community are saying. we're going to talk about their concerns a bit later on in the newscast. >> harris: another day of deadly violence in iraq. bomb and mortar attacks leaving eight people dead. weekend assaults including a roadside bomb that killed three soldiers. a kar bomb that killed a judge in tikrit and mortar attack on a suburban neighborhood in baghdad. the recent surge in violence in iraq coupled with escalating political tensions sparking fears of a return to widespread killings. >> gregg: and to egypt now. time is running out for a peaceful end to the standoff over protests by supporters of the ousted president mohammed morsi. interim leaders warning that security forces will break up ongoing sit-ins if f mediators don't come up with a resolution and soon. setting the stage with tens of thousands of morsi supporters that remain camped out in cairo. they are demanding that the former leader be reinstated. >> harri
>>> this is a fox news alert. we are waiting for rare saturday remarks from president obama at the rose garden. scheduled to begin at 1:15. you take a look at the rose garden will. a fleet of navy destroyers positioned off the coast of syria awaiting word from president obama if america launch essay tack, it will largely go it alone as the international community stands mostly silent. all show some allies are stepping in to support the u.s. the white house says intelligence shows with, quote, high confidence, al assad the president of syria, mandate called a thug and murderer, gassed his own people, including hundreds of children. we begin with the latest from national security correspondent jennifer griffin. live at the pentagon. >> reporter: at this point in time the only person that knows what the president is going to say in the rose garden moments from now is the president himself and his small circle of his national security team. here at the pentagon, again, those warships have been at the ready for days. you heard defense secretary hagel say days ago on his trip to a
threat, 18 u.s. embassies reopening today in the middle east and africa. obama administration intercepted chatter suggests e suggesting a possible attack on u.s. interests in the region. however, the u.s. facility in yemen remains closed. steve is joining us live from washington with more. hi, steve. >> reporter: one of the few embassies is at the epicenter of the terrorist threat and the embassy in yemen still shut down after al-qaeda and arabian peninsula plotted terrorist attack. president obama says that branch continues to pose a serious threat to americans, but the president's critics says he has been under stating the overall terrorist threat. >> you can't say on the one hand you have destroyed, quote, core al-qaeda. that is semantic gym gymnastics and at the same time close embassies all over the middle east. al-qaeda is on the rise. they have been on the rise. they have continued to penetrate. >> reporter: embassy in tripoli is one of 18 that are now open. 20 were shut down last sunday in wake of intelligence reports. democrats defend the president's decision and caution al-qaeda
. the egyptian military doesn't regard the obama administration as trustworthy or particularly dependable. therefore i think they essentially try and pay no attention to what the obama administration is saying. this is catastrophic for the united states. because we have real interest at stake in egypt, camp david peace accord with israel, suez canal, work against terrorism. we need to reach an understanding with the military here. because that's the government of egypt that's ultimately going to carry out policies that are consistent with american interest. not the muslim brotherhood. >> and we will have much more today on egypt on the edge. we'll look at general assisi in the next hour. ambassador bolton from las vegas this morning, always good to see you. thank you veryre learning some disturbing details on attacks against christian communities in egypt. islamics are storming dozens of christian coptic churches over the past four days. torching them and looting them. that is what you're seeing here. many of them are burning to the ground. as well, homes, schools and businesses are falli
. deincentivize people to stay home and collect welfare. in five years, barack obama has essentially changed that. we are now going away from -- >> this trend has been going on through the bush administration, as well. but i guess this time -- it's a bipartisan sort of a rant here. benefits are out of control. ben stein, here's what i heard from a lot of folks who were noting fox is condemning this new trend. well, obviously for reason to dramatically hike if not double the minimum wage. what do you make of that? >> well, that's a good way to double the unemployment rate. i mean the situation is very difficult for poor people. we can just start at the beginning and say if you're a poor person, if you're a person who does not have much education or much ability to earn money, you're screwed no matter what you're doing. you're not going to live well on $38,000 a year. you're not going to live well on $21 an hour. you have to go back farther and start explaining to people they must get education. education is the capital from which people build careers, lives, homes, families. that somehow has to be
of the obama care act is so firm. i work with people who want to own businesses and find a job and the implementation is croating an the president announced in a weekend announcement that too employer man dade wot no a e ploemet in a kwee. also to do not on that. if employers don't have to comply before a yeerp chl why do vim familiar is have to. ply it? >> another conversation there. there's the idea that government funding is running out and there will have to be some type of measurement the effort to defund obama care should be linked to efforts to defund the program. yes or not? >> i have offered two amendments to make sure that it is eels from the side. it has to ee kur rmt in, many my throughout -- the effects of obama kaf is so damaging. i think american people are with us on the view. cob sense clunes are rerequired. whether or not the government is try togs shut down the government. the mall is different. i know they're delighted the shift do it. we need to stay focused on the implementation of obama care and the american people will joefrp us to put prash on the admin
, about the reported use of chemical weapons by the syrian regime. the two men, president obama and prime minister cameron, said they would continue to consult closely about this incident, as well as, quote, possible responses by the international community. as far as the u.s.'s own response, the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern mediterranean sea, according to defense officials. chuck hagel says the pentagon has a responsibility to prepare for whatever the president decides to do. he told reporters yesterday, quote, we are always having to prepare as we give the president options, prepare our assets and where they are and the capability of those assets to carry out contingencies we give the president. as to the time line, i didn't subject myself to any kind of time line other than this will be dealt with. i suspect some decisions within a short amount of time. the president met with his national security team today in and a white house official says the president and his team will act, quote, very deliberately once they get the facts about what
funding for obamacare. this as president obama in his address yesterday claimed the republicans -- blamed the republicans for, in his words, gumming it up. now a powerful republican senator, kentucky's rand paul, is talking about a way to possibly avoid a shutdown. >> people want us to stand up and fight. i'm willing to stand up and fight. we should use the leverage of controlling one-third of the government. we don't control all of the government, but republicans control the house of representatives. they should stand up, use that power to at the very least make this law less bad, delay it, do something we can to protect the american public from this law, or if we do nothing, we're just saying to the president hey, you get your way. >> eric: brad blakeman is former assistant to george w. bush, and former chief of staff. welcome to you both. what will republicans do? >> republicans should play chess and not russia roulette. the strategy is to distort, divide, and distract us, the 3d strategy. we shouldn't fall into that trap. the fox news poll suggests that the american people don't like
. president obama is meeting with the national security team at the white house. looking at options on what can be done to stop the syrian government from killing its own people. defense secretary chuck hagel saying warships in the mediterranean are being repositioned. for more on what may lie ahead, molly henneberg has the latest on this story. molly? >> reporter: uma, the white house says president obama wants to hear from a united nations investigative team on the ground in syria. trying to determine if the chemical whens were used this week. before the president makes a decision about how the u.s. will respond. but the president has said that reports about a chemical attack are "very troublesome." in the meantime, the president has asked the pentagon to come up with strategic plans. in case the u.s. decides to go forward with some type of military action in syria. possibly airstrikes or missile attacks. defense secretary chuck hagel traveling in asia, told reporters yesterday "the defense department has a responsibility to provide the president with options for all contingencies. and th
for the update. >>> well, president obama has vowed to protect privacy rights when it comes to the national security agency mining for data that could stop terrorists as an important task. the president said that no one in the government is intentionally abusing the system, but there are new revelations of privacy v violations,. if congress and the white house aren't enough, one senator is calling for the supreme court to weigh in. >> reporter: hi, shannon. the national security agency defended its tactics this week as americans learn it violated thousands of privacy rules on thousands of occasions, ranging from area code errors to access legally protected communications. while some were unintended, others showed breaches of standard procedures. this week lawmakers discussed a failed amendment that fun fundamentally changed the way the agency could collect information. there may be something on the table next session. >> i'm hopeful we'll have another opportunity that might not be exactly the same amendment. this was an amendment to an appropriations bill, so it has to be written in a very
the irs cooperated or not, we don't know because we can't get a true hearing on the issue. obama said that his presidency would be of transparency. so -- americans can know what the government is doing but there is no accountability or transparency. because the people who deal -- are accused of what they are doing, no one has been fired. >> you know the bottom line here, american people just say, you know, what's going on with the irs? there's already a distrust of the irs anyway because of the huge bureaucracy that actually taps into your financial stability or your financial accounts. no one likes to pay taxes. now we are still hearing a distrust among american taxpayers. how do you get beyond this? >> angela and i would agree on this. the way i move it forward is ask -- for every irs tax exempt that has been not allowed an application or anyone that was checked for further information to public. we can all look at the list, we can all see what they allowed and -- to go lou which is public actually because you can look it up, all those -- financial centers. >> now that you said this
he was working to scrap our present health insurance pay system. >> obama care is a step in the right direction, but we're far from having something that will work. >> so we'll work beyond the insurance eventually? >> absolutely, yes. >> did you hear that? so goodbye private insurers, hello government-run health care. but don't say i didn't warn you. i suspect when i was covering the debate on the hill that this was ultimately the goal any way, and even though that some democrats expressed disappointment, that we didn't end up getting a single payer system, it was like a trojan horse deal ultimately leading to that. but enough about me. back to my panelists who want to congratulate me. by the way, they were also in on this. they're smarty pants in their own right. fake a look. >> ultimately that's the game plan, a single payer system. that's going to be a disaster. >> with the public plan, what it's going to do is increase costs for people who still have private insurance. >> all right. charles and dagan, with adam, gary. charles, you were saying the signals were there and now we're g
obama's birthday. he's celebrating his 52nd years of living here on earth. so why -- now we take a moment to say happy birthday, mr. obama. look, it's been a tough summer for the president. approval numbers are low. the economy is sluggish. he continues to have a very tough time finding agreements with those republicans you just talked about on a plan to deal or at least get some sort of deal on federal spending and the national debt. what can he do? >> i think he can -- my expectation is that he'll stand pat and hope that the republicans overplay their hand. i think he is counting on any threat of a government shutdown being blamed more on the republicans than on him. you will see the republicans talk emphatically about any government shutdown would be the president's fault. you'll hear conservatives, heritage action, for example, heritage foundation is coming out hard with this notion that the government should shut down unless the president is willing to defund obama care. and that unless he agrees to that, any government shutdown would be the president's fault. the republican
american interests are real and serious and we must not let our guard down. president obama was briefed this morning on the al-qaeda terror threat and the white house says he'll be getting updates all weekend at camp david. arthel? >> arthel: tell us why it seems that they're focusing on yemen? >> that's where al-qaeda is based. the plot could be planned there or could be carried out there. but according to one fox news military analyst, if al-qaeda groups have been linking up, let's say, the threat then isn't limited to that area. >> they can threaten wide areas of the world. american interests and wide areas of the world and do it with impunity. so we learned at benghazi what happens when you don't send out threat alerts and surely this is a prudent thing to do, but also shows how america's influence is waning in these parts of the world. >> britain, france, and germany also closed their embassies in yemen tomorrow. arthel? >> arthel: molly henneberg, thank you very much for that very important live report. >> gregg: as we continue to monitor the situation in the middle east, let's tu
, right around 81%. kelly, back to you. >> thank you. >>> so should president obama take congress' advice and put a hold on his coveted health care plan, avoiding the government shutdown threat? here with a balanced debate, our political debate. welcome to both of you. >> thank you. >> pleasure to be here. >> great to have you on. let me start with you, angela, because i want to ask the republicans are still pushing for possible defunding, and if so, would a delay be enough to satisfy them on enough points to get it to proceed? >> well, now, some republicans are pushing for defunding, but you have other republicans that are more moderate that are saying, let's not do a government shutdown because in 2014 it will actually hurt us politically. what some republicans want to do, jaime, is go to the table and develop solutions or delay obamacare. if you're going to delay the mandate for employers, why not delay the mandate for individuals to work a deal out? but i think if we utilize obamacare to close down the government, it's going to back fire on republicans. >> it's so complicated still. f
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